Dr. Christine Mokher
Dr. Christine G. Mokher is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in Florida State University’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, where she is also a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS). Her research utilizes rigorous quasi-experimental analyses to examine state and local policies supporting college readiness and success. She is a What Works Clearinghouse-Certified Reviewer in Group Design.
Dr. Mokher is currently a Co-PI for a $1.5M grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study Texas House Bill (HB) 2223, which requires all public colleges to implement corequisite developmental education (DE), where underprepared students enroll in introductory math and English courses while receiving DE support. She previously served as the Principal Investigator for a five-year, $4.6 million grant from IES to evaluate Florida’s College and Career Readiness Initiative. She has also been a Co-PI on a multi-year project investigating developmental education reform in Florida, with funding from an IES research grant and from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Mokher holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Research in Higher Education, AERA Open, Educational Policy, and The Journal of Higher Education. The findings from her research have also been covered in more widely accessible media outlets such as Forbes, Education Week, Education Daily, Insider Higher Ed, Reuters, and The Hechinger Report. At FSU, she teaches graduate courses in Public Policy of Higher Education and Institutional Research (IR), and serves as the director for the IR certificate program. Prior to coming to FSU, she worked for 10 years in policy research at a non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area, and also previously worked in IR at Harvard and MIT.